Cookin’ Hope Workshop on 26 February – Discuss How to Integrate Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Germany through Professional Training

Germany faces a significant shortage of skilled workers in a number of sectors. It is also home to a large number of refugees and asylum seekers. The Cooking Hope Project facilitates asylum seekers’ professional integration in the gastronomy sector as well as addressing the shortage of skilled labor in that sector.

In 2018, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) alone was home to over 433,236 refugees and asylum seekers.  A large number of these refugees and asylum seekers are young people looking for opportunities in the German labour market. They are motivated to study, to receive qualifications, and to work.

At the same time, the German labour market suffers from a significant shortage of skilled labour, as the Bertelsmann Stiftung recently assessed. The successful professional integration of these refugees and asylum seekers is determined by a number of factors including their asylum status, recognition of their professional qualifications, language skills and career entry opportunities, etc. The gastronomy sector can play a key role if these challenges are met and potential barriers are overcome.

The CSCP, CookinHope and DEHOGA invite you to discuss these challenges and explore the opportunities that can lead to a win-win situation for all. Join our workshop on 26 February 2019. The event will be held from 9am to 4:30pm at the Stadthalle Wuppertal.

Please let us know if you will participate via a short email to

Date and time: 26 February 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Location: Stadthalle Wuppertal

Please register by sending an email to The workshop language will be German.

For further information, please contact Joshua Aseto.